NBC announces Mike Tirico, Cris Collinsworth, Melissa Stark as SNF broadcast team

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Sunday Night Football officially has its new broadcast team.

Mike Tirico will call play-by-play, Cris Collinsworth will serve as the commentator and Melissa Stark will report from the sidelines, NBC announced today.

Tirico had long been expected to succeed Al Michaels in the Sunday night booth, and he and Collinsworth have already called 21 NFL games together. Stark’s long broadcasting career includes a three-year stint as Monday Night Football sideline reporter from 2000 to 2002.

Tirico, Collinsworth and Stark will have their premiere broadcast on August 4 at the Hall of Fame Game, and they will call the 2022 regular season opener on Thursday, September 8.

13 responses to “NBC announces Mike Tirico, Cris Collinsworth, Melissa Stark as SNF broadcast team

  1. It’s going to be weird without Al Michaels, at least in the beginning. But they could have done far worse than Mike Tirico.

  2. Colinworth’s booth talents will shine now that he doesn’t have sit and agree with Michael’s whose only talent is saying the same things all the time !!

  3. Meh… The good news is that I’ve yet to tune into a game based on who is broadcasting.

  4. I like Tirico He’s a natural fit and he balances Collinsworth well. I think ESPN made a mistake letting him go.

  5. Always liked Mike Tirico. One of the few (like Al M) who does not seem to think he gets paid based on the number of words spoken.

  6. Mike Tirico is no Al Michaels, but this pairing will still be exponentially better than what CBS, ESPN and FOX put out there at the “top.”

  7. Mike Tirico is like the Ryan Seacrest/Kelly Clarkson of tv. Not mater what you watch on tv, Tirico will show up

  8. I’m happy for Tirico, but they should’ve kept Al Michaels for as long as he wants to be on Sunday Night.

  9. I’d love to see Bob Costas take over on SNF. But anyone would be better than no-neck, bubble-head tirico. ANYBODY.

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